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International Exchange Blog: Susanna Paynter (Canada 2022)

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ASTO’s International Exchanges are an excellent opportunity for 18-25-year-olds to experience the thrill and adventure of Sail Training in other continents. Our exciting exchange programme takes successful applicants on life-changing voyages to Australia, Canada and the US.   Over the Summer, Susanna Paynter travelled to Canada to join the crew on board Bytown Brigantine’s 110ft Fair…

Young people celebrate at first in-person Small Ships Race prize-giving since 2019

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AROUND 200 young people from across the UK benefited from a life-changing youth development opportunity at the Cowes Small Ships Race this weekend (Saturday 24th September).   The annual event is organised by Gosport-based youth charity ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) and gives young and disabled people the opportunity to experience new challenges and…

Ten youth development charities to take part in sailing race this weekend

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MORE than 230 young people from around the UK are set to take part in a youth charity’s annual sailing race this weekend (Saturday 24th September).   The Cowes Small Ships Race is hosted by Gosport-based charity, ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations), with support from the Royal London Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron.…

Youth charities across the UK using sailing to improve mental wellbeing

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This week (May 9-15th) is national Mental Health Awareness Week, and ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) is highlighting how UK Sail Training operators are helping to support communities recover mentally in the wake of the pandemic.   The theme of this year’s initiative led by the Mental Health Foundation focuses on the impact of…

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